Rooney and Nani spur Man United to 4-1 win over Wolves

Updated: Dec 10, 2011, 23:44 PM IST

London: Wayne Rooney and Nani both ended lengthy scoring droughts with two goals each as Manchester United finished a bad week on an upbeat note with an emphatic 4-1 home win over Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on Saturday.

Having gone out of the Champions League following a meek defeat at Basel on Wednesday, second-placed United moved to within two points of Manchester City, who visit Chelsea on Monday, after Nani`s first club goals in 14 games and Rooney`s first in nine league games proved too much for Wolves.

A superb volley by red-hot Robin van Persie gave Arsenal a 1-0 home win over Everton while Liverpool beat Queens Park Rangers by the same score at Anfield courtesy of a Luis Suarez goal.

Early-season pacesetters Newcastle have now taken only one point from four games after they lost 4-2 at Norwich City, while there were also wins for Aston Villa, Swansea City and Wigan Athletic.

Bureau Report